It's Been A Hard Day's Night: The Concentration And Intensification Of Work In Late Twentieth Century Britain

Green, F. (2001) It's Been A Hard Day's Night: The Concentration And Intensification Of Work In Late Twentieth Century Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 39 (1). pp. 53-80. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper presents evidence on trends in work pressure in late twentieth‐century Britain. The main findings are: (1) Average hours of work levelled off at the start of the 1980s, following a long historic fall, but have not increased since. However, the dispersion of hours has increased, and working hours have been concentrated into fewer households. (2) Work effort has been intensified since 1981. Intensification was greatest in manufacturing during the 1980s, and in the public sector during the 1990s. (3) Between 1986 and 1997 there have been substantial increases in the number of sources of pressure inducing hard work from employees.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: G.F. Green
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2008 12:57
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 10:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4869 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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